The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a rule to require a tipping option for all apps used to arrange and pay for For-Hire-Vehicle rides.
Uber has been stubbornly unwilling to give our riders an easy option to tip. As a result, New York’s working drivers are losing thousands of dollars they need for vehicle upkeep and supporting their families in one of the most expensive cities in America. Uber makes the problem worse by misleading riders by telling them that “tips are not expected.”
To make this clear: tips are not included in the fare.
It’s clear to that passengers and drivers alike must mobilize to win this basic right for service economy workers–and get Uber to add an easy tipping option.